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  • The sun is expected to shine on the 59th Annual Watermelon Festival on Saturday when the mercury reaches into the low 90s. 

  • The 59th Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival, hosted by the Chiefland Woman's Club, is Saturday, June 1 at Trailhead/Depot Park on U.S. Highway 19 South/South Main Street. 

    The parade is at 11 a.m. and will organize at the Chiefland High School parking lot and proceed south on U.S. 19/Main Street to the park. 

    To participate in the parade you MUST fill out and return the attached form by Friday, May 3.

  • The Suwannee Valley Players will hold auditions for the summer youth program at the Chief Theatre starting this weekend. This year, the productions will be Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Joseph Robinette’s “The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf.” Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m. at the Chief Theatre, 25 East Park Avenue in Chiefland, FL.    

  • Today

  • Barefoot in the Park, a Neil Simon play, opens its two-weekend run on Friday, May 10, at the Chief Theater in Chiefland. The Suwannee Valley Players have a special ticket deal for the Mother’s Day performance on Sunday, May 12, at 2:30 p.m. that includes admission to the play and a full buffet luncheon at The Gathering Table restaurant in Chiefland prior to show. Tickets at $20 each must be purchased in advance from a ticket outlet or by calling 352-493-ARTS.

  •  National Tourism and 

  • The Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association will have its spring meeting on Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m. at Don Quincey's home on the Suwannee River. 

     Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend. For more information, call the Levy County Extension Office at 352-486-5131 or the secretary-treasurer at 352-528-3119.

  • The 21st Annual Antique Car Show at Ayers Health & Rehab Center returns from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 606 N.E. 7th St., Trenton.  

  • Through April 30

  • The Chiefland FFA Alumni are sponsoring a rodeo on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, at 8 p.m. at Brookins Arena at Lotoma Ranch, 12570 N.W. 50th Ave., Chiefland.

  • Two experienced and entertaining storytellers – Bob Patterson and Kaye Byrnes – will join the great artists, heart stickers, food and fun at this weekend's Cedar Key arts festival. 

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  • CHIEFLAND

  • If you chew you run the risk of ending up like Floridian Rick Bender who lost a third of his face to cancer caused by chewing tobacco. Smokeless tobacco, like chew or dip, can cause oral cancers, pancreatic cancer, esophageal cancer, heart disease, stroke, reproductive health issues and addiction.

  • The Chiefland Community Center and Suwannee River Sweets are inviting everyone to their joint event, Coffee Shop Night on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Chiefland Woman's Club.

    There will be coffee drinks, sweet treats, board games, and live music from local musicians.  

    Coffee Shop Night will be held at the Chiefland Woman’s Club on East Park Avenue at U.S. Highway 27A.

  • Luther Curtis, of Archer, and his 5-year-old son, Tajh Williams, enjoy a break from riding horses Saturday during Bronson’s 4th Annual Black Heritage Month Festival.

  •     The Suwannee Valley Players announces the March 1 opening of their spring production of "Little Shop of Horrors", the next production in its 30th season.

  • U.S. Naval League Cadet Izaak Evans, of Chiefland, was selected as the Manatee Division League Cadet of the Year. Throughout the year, cadets are evaluated based on their attendance and performance at drills, grades in school, community service and advancement in the program. 

  • The Robinson Family, owners of Robinson's Seafood, is hosting a fish fry on Monday, Feb. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the restaurant at 6991 S.W. State Road 24  to benefit the family of John Fredderick “Johnny” Alford, who died in a hunting accident on Jan. 19.